Elizabeth R. "Betty" Donovan, 90

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Elizabeth R. "Betty" Donovan, 90, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Roy E. Donovan, to whom she was married for 67 years. She lived a life of great love and courage. After suffering a stroke four years ago, she celebrated each day and continued to participate and enjoy every family occasion. Born in Hopkinton, she was the daughter of the late William and Theresa (Welch) McBride. She was the sister of the late William McBride and the late Theresa M. Shea. She is survived by sister-in-law and friend Esta McBride and brother-in- law John Donovan as well as many nieces and nephews. She was a 1941 Hopkinton High School graduate and a life-long member of St. John's Church. Her life was about family and faith.

A devoted and loving mother and grandmother, she will be missed greatly by her son Richard of Hopkinton and his children, Kelly Anne Mazur (Dan) Meghan Dulac (Nate) and Michael Donovan, Theresa Donovan and her daughter Christina, Elizabeth Donovan and her husband Robert King of Illinois, and their children Kathleen, Michael and wife Tracy, and Matthew; Patricia O'Riordan and her husband Tony of Hopkinton and their children Margaret and Rory; Kathleen Donovan and her husband Paul Chenevert of Dracut and their son Jason; and Margaret Donovan Freeland and her husband Gary of CT and their children James and Joseph. She also leaves four great-grandchildren, Maya, Benjamin, Anna and Molly.

Friday November 8, 2013, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Callanan Cronin Funeral Home

Saturday November 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church

Saturday November 9, 2013 at Evergreen Cemetery